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Welcome to the Strawberry Daiquiri Jell-O Shots recipe! These delightful miniature versions of the classic strawberry daiquiri cocktail encapsulate all the vibrant and fresh flavors of ripe strawberries and zesty lime with a rum-infused twist. Presented in an enticing, gelatinous form, these shots are as visually pleasing as they are tasty. They’re the perfect addition to any party, picnic, or gathering.
Imagine sipping a strawberry daiquiri on a tropical beach, and you’ve captured the essence of these Jell-O shots. They’re fun, refreshing, and a unique way to entertain your guests at your next event. Enjoy crafting these tasty tidbits of sunshine!
Servings: This recipe yields approximately 24 Jell-O shots, depending on the size of your shot glasses or molds.
Here’s the equipment you’ll need to prepare the Strawberry Daiquiri Jello Shots:
- Blender or Food Processor
- Whisk or spoon for stirring
- Shot glasses or silicone molds: you’ll need about 24, depending on the size
- Measuring cups
- Strainer (if using molds, remove the shots once set)
Tips and Tricks
- Fresh Ingredients: Fresh strawberries and lime juice will give the best flavor. However, you can use frozen strawberries if fresh are not available. Thaw them completely and drain any excess liquid before pureeing.
- Gelatin Dissolution: Make sure the gelatin is fully dissolved before adding the rum. The mixture should not boil, as this can weaken the setting power of the gelatin.
- Adding Alcohol: Add the rum after removing the mixture from heat to preserve its strength.
- Chilling Time: Do not rush the chilling process. If possible, prepare these Jello shots a day in advance to make sure they are completely set before serving.
- Serving Suggestions: Strawberry Daiquiri Jello Shots are best served chilled. If serving at an outdoor event, consider keeping them on ice to maintain their temperature.
- 1 cup of Fresh Strawberry Puree (from about 1.5-2 cups of fresh strawberries)
- 1 cup of White Rum
- 1/2 cup of Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 cup of Sugar
- 2 packets of Unflavored Gelatin (approximately 14 grams total)
- Fresh Strawberries and Lime Slices for garnish
- Prepare the Strawberry Puree: Rinse and hull your strawberries, then blend them in a food processor or blender until smooth. Measure out one cup of the puree for use in this recipe.
- Combine the Ingredients: In a saucepan, combine the strawberry puree, lime juice, and sugar. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Bloom the Gelatin: Sprinkle the unflavored gelatin over the mixture in the saucepan, allowing it to sit undisturbed for 2 minutes. This will give the gelatin time to bloom.
- Dissolve the Gelatin: Place the saucepan over medium heat and stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved. This should take about 5 minutes. Make sure not to let the mixture come to a boil.
- Add the Rum: Once the gelatin is fully dissolved, remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the rum.
- Pour into Molds: Pour the mixture into your shot glasses or molds.
- Refrigerate: Place the shot glasses or molds into the refrigerator. Allow them to chill until they are fully set. This will take at least 5 hours, but it's best to let them set overnight if possible.
- Garnish and Serve: Once set, garnish each Jell-O shot with a small strawberry or a slice of lime on top. Serve cold and enjoy!
Alcohol Consumption Warning
Strawberry Daiquiri Jell-O Shots are intended for responsible adults of legal drinking age. They should not be consumed by individuals under the legal drinking age, pregnant women, or anyone with a medical condition that contraindicates alcohol consumption. Please enjoy responsibly and do not drink and drive. Remember, the alcohol content in Jell-O shots is not immediately noticeable, so take care not to overindulge.